Spring is here, and although winter still likes to visit between the fine days, it is officially spring! This is a great time to take stock of your lifestyle as we shed the winter woollies and make our way towards brighter days that will, hopefully, be filled with more activity and life.
As the seasons change, so too will our diet and our nutritional needs so here are our 5 steps for transforming your lifestyle for a healthier spring:
1. Step up your fitness routine
It’s easy to make excuses during the dark mornings and even darker evenings of winter, but that excuse is now diminishing which means we need to get the runners back out again or reconnect with a fitness routine that may have lapsed. Having a good structure to your day which includes time for exercise is not only good for your physical health, it is vital for your mental health too. Switch off the TV and phone and take time that’s just for you. Whether it’s a walk, jog, run, cycle, exercise class or yoga on your own mat at home, don’t “try to find the time”, MAKE the time for yourself. You will never regret doing some exercise but you will always regret not doing it!
2. Change your diet with the season
It’s well known that we eat more of what we really shouldn’t during the winter. We’re coming out of hibernation now and your body deserves the best. Eat with the seasons so during the spring months try to eat more seasonal fruit and veg. In season right now are leeks, cauliflower, parsnips, mushrooms, kale, purple sprouting broccoli, beetroot, carrots, cabbage, spinach and rhubarb. So try to get as many of these in to your diet each day. Juicing is a fantastic way to get fresh vegetables in your diet – preparation is key!
3. Vitamin D
The days may be getting brighter but we’re still not seeing enough sunlight to meet our basic Vitamin D requirements. Vitamin D is important for all ages for supporting the immune system and for bone health; it helps your body absorb calcium. Vitamin D is also needed to support healthy teeth and muscles. Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to be linked to sleep disorders, including poor sleep quality, short sleep duration and daytime sleepiness. Our Vitamin D3 Oral Spray and family-friendly Liquid Drop supplements are easy to take and are formulated to be easy for the body to absorb, ensuring optimum health benefits.
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We associate spring cleaning with cleaning out our wardrobes but here we’re talking about our food cupboards. Leave nothing to waste – use what’s coming close to expiry (keep it healthy!) and do a stocktake of what you need to help keep you on track. Stock up on beans and healthy grains and good quality stock for soups to help you increase that veg intake.
5. Vitamin B-Complex + C
When the days are dark and dreary, you may notice your body feeling heavier and more lethargic at times, but this feeling should become less frequent as we approach the longer, brighter days. If you feel you need an extra energy boost, alongside a healthy diet, then a Vitamin B-Complex + C supplement is a useful ally.
Reducing tiredness and fatigue
B-Complex is made up of 8 B-vitamins and six of these vitamins (B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 and B12) are known to help reduce tiredness and fatigue. Vitamin C also helps reduce tiredness and fatigue.
Supporting energy production
The B vitamins are vital in converting the foods we eat into the energy we need. Vitamin C is also essential in supporting energy production in the body.
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With our busy and demanding lives these days, it’s hard to always keep track of your daily nutritional needs. Our flexible subscription service delivered directly to you means that ordering your supplements will be one less thing to worry about. Team them with a healthy diet and lifestyle and you’re on your way to a healthier and happier spring!